Posted by Marie Presti on 9/27/2020

If you intend to buy a house, it generally is a good idea to establish realistic property buying expectations. That way, you can plan ahead for the homebuying journey and avoid potential problems that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your desired results.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you pursue your dream residence.

1. Create Homebuying Criteria

With homebuying criteria, you can determine exactly what you want from your dream residence. Then, you can narrow your house search and speed up your quest to discover your ideal home.

Think about where you want to live. For instance, if you prefer the hustle and bustle of the big city over life in a small town, you may want to hone your house search to properties in the city of your choice. Or, if you have always dreamed about owning a home near the beach, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality.

Don't forget to consider the features you want from your dream home too. Make a list of home must-haves and wants, and you can streamline your home search.

2. Set Homebuying Goals

Establishing homebuying goals can help you build a roadmap for your home search. This roadmap then will enable you to identify potential homebuying hurdles and resolve such issues before they escalate.

Homebuying goals can guide you along the homebuying journey. You can create as many or as few goals as you'd like, and by doing so, simplify your search for your ideal residence.

In addition, it is important to be flexible with your homebuying goals. And remember, if you fail to accomplish a homebuying goal by a specific date, you can always adjust your homebuying roadmap as needed.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about what to expect during the homebuying journey, there is no need to stress. In fact, you can hire an expert real estate agent who can help you establish realistic property buying expectations from day one.

A real estate agent first learns about you and your homebuying goals. He or she next will put together a personalized homebuying strategy for you and ensure you can complete a successful property buying journey.

As you search for your dream home, a real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you up to date about new houses that meet your homebuying criteria. He or she also will help you submit an offer to purchase on any house you want to acquire. And once an offer to purchase is accepted, a real estate agent will help you navigate the final steps of the property buying journey.

Ready to begin your search for your dream residence? If you understand how to manage your homebuying expectations, you should have no trouble achieving the best-possible results at each stage of the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/25/2020


31 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline Village

Condo

$789,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
2 bedroom condo in the heart of Brookline Village! This home features high ceilings, an open dining/living room and an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom offers a walk-in closet and a fireplace. There is an extra room in addition to the 2 bedrooms that can be used as a third bedroom, an office, or a nursery. You get to decide. The laundry room with in-unit washer and dryer has plenty of extra storage. Brand new central air and forced air heating system plus radiant heat in the bathroom. The location is extraordinary, right across from the Green Line Brookline Village stop and close to many restaurants and shops. Easy walk to the Longwood Medical Area. This is a must see!
Open House
Sunday
September 27 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Come check out this loft style 2-3 bedroom condo in downtown Brookline Village close to the T subway stop. Includes updated kitchen/bath, common outdoor patio, rental garage parking (1 year included), fireplace and exposed brick. COVID guidelines followed. One group through at a time and masks and covid questionnaire.
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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/24/2020


31 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline Village

Condo

$799,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
2 bedroom condo in the heart of Brookline Village! This home features high ceilings, an open dining/living room and an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom offers a walk-in closet and a fireplace. There is an extra room in addition to the 2 bedrooms that can be used as a third bedroom, an office, or a nursery. You get to decide. The laundry room with in-unit washer and dryer has plenty of extra storage. Brand new central air and forced air heating system plus radiant heat in the bathroom. The location is extraordinary, right across from the Green Line Brookline Village stop and close to many restaurants and shops. Easy walk to the Longwood Medical Area. This is a must see!
Open House
Sunday
September 27 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Come check out this loft style 2-3 bedroom condo in downtown Brookline Village close to the T subway stop. Includes updated kitchen/bath, common outdoor patio, rental garage parking (1 year included), fireplace and exposed brick. COVID guidelines followed. One group through at a time and masks and covid questionnaire.
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Location: 31 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445    Get Directions

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/22/2020

This Condo in Arlington, MA recently sold for $685,000. This Townhouse,Half-Duplex style home was sold by Marie Presti - The Presti Group, Inc..


17 Florence Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

Condo

$649,000
Price
$685,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious & gracious, this 1920's home was beautifully renovated & blended to preserve the charm of a by-gone-era. Unlike any other around, this townhome offers an open concept design on the main level which boasts a spacious living rm w/fireplace, dining rm w/built-in window seat & a stylish kitchen complete w/peninsula. Off of the kitchen you'll find a half bath + mudroom which leads to a private deck w/tree house feel! A central staircase leads you to 3 spacious bedrms + a full bath. Hoping for that elusive "one more room"? The lower level features TWO add'l rooms - ideal for office AND separate playroom/media room along w/fantastic storage & direct access to the sweet, shared yard. Garage parking, insulated windows & recent int & exterior paint make this gem move-in ready! Known for its beauty, this A+ Heights location offers friendly neighbors & an easy 5 minute stroll to Mass Ave. to enjoy coffee shops, restaurants, the bike-path & is an easy commute to Cambridge via Alewife T!

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/20/2020

If you want to enjoy a fast, profitable home selling experience, it helps to prepare as much as possible. In fact, if you craft a home selling strategy, you should have no trouble achieving your home selling goals.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you create a successful home selling strategy.

1. Consider the Buyer's Perspective

Think about how a homebuyer may perceive your house. Then, you can prioritize assorted home improvement projects and incorporate them into your home selling strategy.

For example, if your home's front lawn is messy and cluttered, now may prove to be a good time to hire a professional landscaping company. With support from this company, you can transform a subpar front lawn into a stunning one and bolster your house's curb appeal.

On the other hand, if you find that your home interior needs to be updated, you should perform assorted home interior upgrades. By doing so, you can enhance your house's interior and make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your residence.

2. Assess Your House Both Inside and Out

Ultimately, a home seller's goal is to maximize the profits from his or her home sale. If you include a home inspection as part of your home selling strategy, you can take the necessary steps to upgrade your house prior to listing it.

During a home inspection, a property expert will analyze your residence both inside and out. When the home inspection is finished, the property expert will provide you with an inspection report that details his or her findings.

Review a home inspection report closely. This report contains valuable insights that you can use to enhance your home's exterior and interior. It also may help you discover innovative ways to improve your house's value.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to crafting a home selling strategy, there is no need to work alone. Luckily, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you put together a successful home selling strategy in no time at all.

A real estate agent will teach you about the real estate market and help you set realistic home selling expectations. In addition, this housing market professional is happy to provide you with expert home selling insights to ensure you can optimize the value of your house.

Moreover, a real estate agent can offer comprehensive support at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she can help you list your house and promote it to the right groups of buyers. Plus, a real estate agent can provide recommendations as you review a home offer and ensure you can make an informed decision about whether to accept, reject or counter a proposal.

If you want to get the best-possible results from the home selling journey, it helps to establish a home selling strategy. Use the aforementioned tips, and you can craft a successful plan to sell your house.




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